The Art Junket

A gathering of artists



Artists are given a challenge every two months to create a NEW piece of work that incorporates a designated theme. We find that having parameters and accountability help motivate and inspire us. Salons last three to four hours and are often hosted by in a member’s home. During this time each artist shares their artwork and reflects on their creative process. Feedback is welcome and supportive. We also take time to enjoy a small lunch together.

Salon East 1.1 – Roots

Shauna Fitzmahan, Daniel Bjelis, Matt Hilliard, Kat Clark-Hilliard, James Michel, Maureen Fitzmahan, Molly, Lisa Sikorski, Erin Mahollitz, Franky Lee, and Snorri

The East Coast held its first Art Junket salon on February 2, 2019 in the countryside of the lower Hudson Valley of New York.  Participants of the salon were Shauna Fitzmahan, James Michel, Franky Lee, Daniel Bjelis, Lisa Sikorski, Erin Mahollitz, Kathryn Clark-Hilliard, and Maureen Fitzmahan.

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Salon West 5.1 – Roots


Manya Nelson, Annelise Dohrer, Doug Dohrer, Katie Fitzmahan Strange, Ana Perches, Brian Nelson, Yun Suh

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Theme 4.4 – “Let us go then, you and I…”

T.S. Eliot. The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock. Read by Jeremy Irons.

The next theme is from the poem by T.S. ELIOT, “The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock.”


Yes, a new challenge!  Please, send me your ideas.  How are we going to approach this new theme?

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Salon 4.3- I Like Shiny Things


June 30, 2018

by Maureen B. Fitzmahan. Photos by Maureen Fitzmahan

“I Like Shiny Things.”  This theme inspired some of the best art pieces I’ve seen from the Junketeers.

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Salon 4.2 – Self Portrait

May 20, 2018


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Salon 4.1 – Synesthesia

Manya Nelson, Zoey Olbum, Annelise Dohrer, Brian Nelson, Katie Strange, Lucy Beck, Erin Mahollitz, Ana Perches, Tao Graham, Tony Jones, Maureen Fitzmahan, Yun Suh

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Art Junketeers

by Maureen B. Fitzmahan. Photos by Maureen Fitzmahan and Katie Strange.

The 4th year of THE ART JUNKET began with the Salon on March 3, 2018. The Salon was held in Berkeley, California at Kaitlin Fitzmahan Strange’s home.

The Salon was attended by Maureen Fitzmahan, Ana Perches, Brian Nelson, Manya Nelson, Kaitlin Fitzmahan Strange, Lucy Beck, Erin Mahollitz, Tony Jones, Zoey Olbum, Annelise Dohrer, Yun Suh, and Tao Graham.

This month’s theme was “Synesthesia.”

The Art

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